1st Grade Newsletter

February 1 - 5, 2016

Curriculum for the week of February 1st - 5th

Math--subtraction strategies: Count Back, Think Addition to Subtract, Fact Families

A Fact Family consists of three numbers that can do four things...

3 + 8 = 11

8 + 3 = 11

11 - 3 = 8

11 - 8 = 3


Reading--Understanding the difference between retelling a fiction story (pretend) vs. retelling a nonfiction story (true facts).

Retelling Fiction: Tell what happened at the beginning, middle. and end of the story

Retelling Nonfiction: State the main idea and details that support it


Writing--We will use what we learned last week about the writing process and apply it to this week's writing topic.

Prewrite.....First Draft.....Revise.....Edit.....Publish


Grammar--Capitalize Proper Nouns (people's names, holidays, months, days of the week...)


Science--Rocks and Soil. We will be exploring how they are related.

Spelling Words--Test on Friday, February 5th

Spelling Pattern: Long o (o, oa, oe, ow)


1. low

2. boat

3. no

4. row

5. coat

6. flow

7. snowman

8. go

9. move

10. better


*Challenge*

11. punctuation

12. February

Valentine Exchange in Class--Friday, February 12th

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We do not have a Valentine's party at school. Instead, we will have a Valentine Exchange in class on Friday, February 12th. If your child would like to bring Valentine cards to give to their friends, they can do so on Friday, Feb. 12th.


Please be aware that food or candy treats should not be attached to Valentine cards. If your child wants to attach pencils, erasers, stickers, etc…. to their cards for their friends, that is fine. Students will not be allowed to pass out any edible items.


This is optional, but if your child does want to bring Valentine cards, please just have them write "To: My Friend" on each card and sign their name. If your child wants to decorate a shoebox or a bag at home they certainly can bring it to school with their cards. Otherwise I will give them a bag to collect any cards they might receive.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 3rd--Science Fair Projects Due (optional)


Thursday, February 4th--Math and Science Night 5:00 - 7:30


Friday, February 5th--100th Day of School!


Natatorium Field Trip

Wednesday, February 10th--Cook, Dossey, Gage

Thursday, February 11th--King, Norwood, Stanford, Wright


Friday, February 12th--Valentine Exchange


Monday, February 15th--No School--Student Holiday


Thursday, April 14th--1st Grade Music Program, 6:00pm @ cafeteria

1st Grade Teachers

Mrs. Wright, Ms. Gage, Ms. Cook, Mrs. Norwood, Mrs. King, Mrs. Dossey, Mrs. Stanford (from left to right)


Conference time: 1:45 - 2:45